Archive for October 14th, 2008

Cookie update

Poor Cookie really wasn’t getting any better yesterday and threw up twice, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon. At that the point, I picked up he phone and called the vet. And so, for the second time in three days, I found myself sitting in a busy waiting room with a piglet in a cage, worrying about whether she’d be ok, but also laughing at the big tough dogs (or so they thought) who took one look at Cookie and turned into quivering heaps.

The vet isn’t sure what’s wrong with the Cookster, but thinks it’s probably an infection of some kind. She had a bit of a temperature, nothing too high, but no specific symptoms that would suggest anything major. Which is a relief. So she gave her two shots, and I’ve got to inject her with antibiotics for the next three nights.

And it seems to be working. She actually got herself up this morning and came and sniffed at the pig nuts. She didn’t want any, but she was interested. And she wasn’t sick. A few hours later, I saw her suckling, and then she definitely had a go at lunch and snuffled several pieces of apple and kiwi fruit and other assorted goodies. She didn’t have much, but it’s the first time I’d seen her eat since Saturday night so it is real progress.

Cookie - 9 October 2008

Cookie - 9 October 2008

I’m not getting too excited just yet, but it seems to be good news.

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Sunrise, Sunset and Dusk

I love this time of year as you get to see the day beginning and ending without having to get up horrendously early (ok, I get up at 6 as a matter of routine but that’s not early, just convenient). The gorgeous weather we’ve been having is especially convenient as all that beauty can’t hide behind dull grey clouds.

Sunset - 11 October 2008

Sunset on my street - 11 October 2008

Sunrise - 12 October 2008

Sunrise at the farm - 12 October 2008

Dusk - 12 October 2008

Dusk at the farm - 12 October 2008

Of the three photos, I think you can tell the difference between where B and I live and where the pigs and chickens live 😦 Lucky bastards, I wonder if there’s room in their arks?